Split is the second largest city in the Republic of Croatia and the largest Croatian city on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. Bounded by mountains, Mosor in the northeast and Kozjak in the northwest, it is located between the rivers Žrnovnica in the east and Jadra in the north, plunging west into the sea by its peninsular part, on which the Marjan forest stands out, toward the island of Čiovo. As much as 15 kilometers of promenade by the sea makes an ideal complement to the cobbled streets of the old town, spreading the spirit of the Mediterranean.
According to the 2011 census, Split has 178192 inhabitants (96% Croats, 4% others), which, on a total area of 79 km2, makes a density of 225559 inhabitants / km2. This makes up almost 40% of the population of Split-Dalmatia County (455242 inhabitants) and slightly more than 4% of the population of the Republic of Croatia (4290612 inhabitants).
Split is an important cultural and traffic center, the second largest Croatian port and the third passenger port in the Mediterranean. It is a university center and the administrative center of the Split-Dalmatia County. The port of Lora on the northern side of the peninsula is the seat of the Croatian Navy. After Zagreb, it has the largest number of diplomatic and consular missions of international organizations in Croatia.
The center of the city is Diocletian's Palace, built by the Roman emperor - reformer Gaius Valerius Aurelius Diocletianus in the period from 295 to 305.
Find out more on the official website of the city of Split.
Split is also recognizable in the world for its athletes. There are more than 200 different clubs active in the city with about 15000 athletes. In terms of population, it is among the cities with the most successful athletes who have won Olympic, world and European medals.
The promotion of Split as a destination worth visiting is accompanied by the growth of cultural, festival, gastronomic and other contents. This has contributed to the strong growth of the tourism industry – construction of new hotels and apartment offers in private accommodation. Thus, Split has grown from a transit-tourist center into a mecca for tourists from all around the world.